Grant Development

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The Lee College grants team:

  • Helps faculty and staff visualize new projects and programs
  • Facilitates the development of competitive proposals
  • Helps ensure that projects are realistic and can be managed with current college resources

We help Lee College faculty and staff turn dreams into projects and fundable proposals.

For assistance with faculty and staff projects, contact Laurie Oehler at or 281.425.6339

Department of Ed — FITW

Designed to support the development of solutions to challenges that are presented for students who are at risk for not completing post-secondary programs, including, but not limited to, adult learners, working students, part-time students, students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, students with disabilities, and first-generation students. Lee College used the funding to develop a weekend college program.

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Greater Texas Foundation

Supports the development of the Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County. The Liberty Center focuses on workforce training, dual credit, and community education programs.

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Department of Education, Hispanic Serving Institutions – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (H.S.I. STEM)

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of the H.S.I. STEM grant is to expand and enhance educational opportunities for and improve the academic attainment of Hispanic students working towards degrees in fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

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Science Foundation Arizona KickStarter Program

Provides technical support for NSF grants.

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MD Anderson UVR

Sponsored by MD Anderson, the purpose of this grant is to provide materials and workshops to educate students and staff on better UV protection.

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National Institute of Food and Agriculture – H.S.I. Grant

Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture this grant provides equipment, supplies, curriculum, development, and scholarship monies to increase degree completion and transfer for Lee College Huntsville Center Horticulture students.

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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Perkins Basic Grant

Annually, the Perkins grant provides support services such as childcare assistance, textbook lending, and tutoring to low-income students with technical majors. The grant also funds some equipment for technical programs.

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Phillips 66

Sponsored by Phillips 66, this grant supports the instrumentation and electrical programs by providing supplies and non-capital equipment. It also provides $20,000 in scholarship funds to the Lee College Foundation.

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Texas Mutual Insurance Safety Grant Program

Texas Mutual Insurance Company underwrites free safety training for Lee College's service area.

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Small Business Development Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides consulting and technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs supporting business performance, sustainability, and creating new businesses. Grant pass-through from the University of Houston.

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Texas Workforce Commission Small Business Program 2817SSD001

The Texas Workforce Commission provides funding for small private businesses in Texas. Lee College's small business grant provides training funds for auto body.

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Temple Foundation GRADcafé

Underwritten by the Temple Foundation, this grant provides seed funding for the establishment of Baytown's GRADcafé, which is located at 909 Decker Drive. The GRADcafé provides information, resources, and free guidance to those preparing for and applying for enrollment in a higher education institution of their choice.

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Department of Education Title V

Sponsored by the Department of Education Title V provides funding activities and interventions that improve persistence, completion, and transfer of students.

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TRiO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of post-secondary education. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process.

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TRiO Student Support Services

Sponsored by the Department of Education, this grant provides opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and helps to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase college retention and graduation rates of its participants.

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The T-STEM grant funds thirty eligible STEM students up to $2,500 per year.

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Texas Workforce Commission Harvey – 2818NDW005

This grant provides funding for fast track training that will benefit the community in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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Community College Petrochemical Initiative CCPI

Underwritten by ExxonMobil, a consortium of nine area community colleges use the funding for marketing and recruiting efforts spotlighting craft training in the petrochemical industry as well as faculty recruitment. The initiative also provides $45,000 of scholarships.

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Trellis Company TG Scholars Grant

Provides scholarships for eligible students enrolled at the Lee College Huntsville Center.

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Texas State Library and Archives Commission Special Projects Grant

Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in partnership with Windham School District, the funding will be used to create a course-reserve program for Lee College Huntsville Center students in eight unit libraries.

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Texas Workforce Commission Accelerate Texas – 2819AEL001

Grant funds are to be used to expand, develop, and implement the Integrated Education and Training (IET) model for Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) students. The IET model provides concurrent enrollment in Workforce Training and AEL services. The college is using this funding to provide training for students at its Huntsville Center and in partnership with AEL provider Windham School District.

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City of Baytown Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant

Funding for this grant is used to underwrite marketing costs for performances held at the Lee College's Performing Arts Center.

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Texas Workforce Commission Jobs and Education for Texans – 2819JET004

Funding is for the purchase and installation of equipment necessary for the development of career and technical education course(s) or program(s) in a high-demand occupation. The funding is being used to purchase a truck driving simulator at Lee College Huntsville Center.

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